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A recent incident has exposed the brazenness and persistence of criminal elements, as a group of unknown perpetrators managed to steal a considerable number of air-conditioning units from the Ministry of Public Works.
This act of theft has resulted in a significant loss of taxpayer money, estimated to be close to $25,000. The incident took place at St. John’s Street, where eight Emerald Chef AC units worth $3,000 each were reported stolen from a storeroom between January 10 and January 15.
According to sources, Ickford Thomas, the deputy chief of security at the Ministry of Works, promptly reported the matter to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Reports suggest that the perpetrators gained entry to the storeroom by cutting off the padlock on the northern wooden door.
Once inside, they removed the AC units from a shelf and made their escape. Despite a search for the stolen items, none of the stolen air-conditioning units have been recovered so far.